Today is the Day

For the third year in a row, I am reading The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. I love this book and its daily messages.  It turns out that Emperor Marcus Aurelius could have started my LIFEies back in the early Roman days.  I copied a page from the book below for you to enjoy.  If you want a little Stoicism in your life, The Daily Stoic is a great start.  Here are my takeaways from the May 22 post:

  • Don’t live your life full of excuses – Be action orientated.
  • Today is the perfect day to make that life change you’ve been wanting to do.  What is one small change you can make today?

I will start with a couple I am working on right now:

  • Diet. I am fasting today. And with my fasting, instead of planning lunches, I suggest a meeting at the office.  I have been using this line I got from my friend and partner Steve Johnston when I go to lunch and am fasting: “I have fitness goals.”
  • Mindfulness.  I have inserted a ‘Take 5’ into my calendar after my last meeting and before I go home.  I am usually amped up at the end of my day  and find that I need to either be sedated or take 5 minutes and breathe so I can be normal Craig when I walk in the door.

Send me some hacks in your life that you have found help you make “Today the Day.”

Rule #7 from my book The Fantastic Life: Be Value Driven
We can find our values anywhere — religion, a piece of stoic wisdom, friends and family. Finding which values matter and sticking to them is the strongest way to fuel your Fantastic Life.